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Public Endorses Stem Cell Research
2014-01-03 08:36:00

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Early reports indicate that lay opinions regarding stem cell research with stem cells made from skin or other tissues, known as induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), are generally positive, despite several ethical concerns. Regardless of personal benefit, most patients indicated during focus group discussions that they would be will to participate in iPSC. When considering donating tissue, patients raised concern regarding...

2013-12-27 10:29:35

Stem cell-based gene therapy holds promise for the treatment of devastating genetic skin diseases, but the long-term clinical outcomes of this approach have been unclear. In a study online December 26th in the ISSCR's journal Stem Cell Reports, published by Cell Press, researchers evaluated a patient with a genetic skin disorder known as epidermolysis bullosa (EB) nearly seven years after he had undergone a gene therapy procedure as part of a clinical trial. The study revealed that a small...

2013-12-23 10:41:03

Researchers at UCLA's Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research have discovered a mechanism by which certain adult stem cells suppress their ability to initiate skin cancer during their dormant phase — an understanding that could be exploited for better cancer-prevention strategies. The study, which was led by UCLA postdoctoral fellow Andrew White and William Lowry, an associate professor of molecular, cell and developmental biology who holds the Maria...

2013-12-20 23:01:51

The first patient has been treated as part of The ATHENA Trial, which derives stem cells from the patient’s own adipose (fat) tissue and injects extracted cells into damaged parts of the heart. (PRWEB) December 20, 2013 Florida Hospital Pepin Heart Institute and Dr. Kiran C. Patel Research Institute announced the first patient, a 59 year old Clearwater man, has been treated as part of the ATHENA clinical trial. The trial, sponsored by San Diego-based Cytori Therapeutics, derives stem...

Stem Cell Research Cure Baldness
2013-12-20 09:45:37

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Regenerative medicine research conducted throughout this year at the University of Southern California (USC) could lead to new ways to counter baldness and receding hairlines using stem cells. USC Assistant Professor of Pathology Dr. Krzysztof Kobielak and his colleagues have published a trio of papers in the journals Stem Cells and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) describing some of the biological...

2013-12-20 08:26:06

NEW YORK, Dec. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Those who have leukemia, lymphoma or other blood cancer diseases might have heard about bone marrow transplant as a potential treatment. As with any serious procedure, it is important to have all questions answered by a physician before any decision is made. Below are four important questions to ask during a doctor's visit. * What is a bone marrow transplant? First, patients undergo chemotherapy and sometimes radiation to destroy their...

2013-12-20 08:25:46

SYDNEY, Dec. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Novogen Limited, an oncology drug development company, announced today the signing of a Sponsored Research Agreement with Cornell University. The Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC) in New York will become the cornerstone of a collaboration across Europe, US, Asia and Australia involving universities and biotechnology companies seeking a treatment capable of delivering long-term remission for the main form of primary brain cancer, glioblastoma...

2013-12-19 12:28:45

New York Cord Blood Bank Expands Mesenchymal Stem Cell Collections NEW YORK, Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Americord, one of the fastest growing private cord blood banks in the United States, reached a new milestone in November when its collections of mesenchymal stem cells from umbilical cord tissue and placenta tissue accounted for roughly 30% of overall stem cell collections, the highest percentage ever. Mesenchymal stem cells are considered to be particularly valuable as a result...

2013-12-19 08:28:10

FDNY Supporter Sets a Record as He "Swabs" in an Effort to Save a Life NEW YORK, Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Delete Blood Cancer - the U.S. contingent of DKMS, the world's largest bone marrow center - announced today that it reached a record number of registered donors this past Saturday, December 14(th), at a special New York City donor drive in honor of two FDNY families. Zane Staab from the Tunnels to Towers Foundation became the four-millionth person to swab the inside of his...

2013-12-18 23:19:42

A new study released today in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine demonstrates that the therapeutic value of stem cells collected from fat declines when the cells come from older patients. Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs), stem cells collected from either bone marrow or adipose tissue, are considered one of the most promising therapeutic agents for regenerating damaged tissue because of their proliferation potential and ability to be coaxed into different cell types. Durham, NC (PRWEB)...